Dukes win on walk-off, 3-2, stand one win away from WCWS

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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- In front of a school record crowd of 2,331 fans, James Madison softball walked-off in the bottom of the seventh 3-2 to beat LSU in the first game of the Super Regional series Friday.

Tied 2-2 with two outs, Jess Mrozek stepped to bat with runners on second and third bases, singling to right field and driving in the game winning run.

The Dukes tied the game 2-2 in the bottom of the fifth inning when Fort Defiance product Megan Good hit her second home run of the game. She tied the game earlier 1-1 in the third inning on her first home run. All that happened before Good came in to pitch for Jailyn Ford, who left after suffering an apparent right-shoulder injury stealing second base in the third. Good allowed just one run on one hit in four innings of work.

Ford did not return Friday, but has not been ruled out to play the remainder of the series. She allowed just one run in three innings pitched before exiting and watching the end of the game from the dugout.

LSU scored first in the second inning on a Constance Quinn double. Later in the inning she was thrown out at home trying to score by JMU senior left fielder Hannah Hayes.

The Dukes and Tigers play game two of the best-of-three series Saturday at noon. Game three if needed will start at approximately 3:00 p.m.